Marijuana (1968) is a short film that is hosted by Sonny Bono who does a lot of preaching and signify about how marijuana is illegal and you kids shouldn't try it. This is interesting considering Mr. Bono looks like he smoked a few bowls before appearing in front of the camera. ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Documentary, Short, Sonny Bono
Friday and Romero investigate the theft of narcotics from a Catholic Hospital. Season 1, Episode 2 (1952) Last appearance by Barton Yarborough, who had died in late December 1951. ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Dragnet
Group of five children, aged four to ten, give their advise on "problems" presented to them by other kids. The host is Jack Barry. He has some explanation to do, when a four-year old girl revealed, she was told what to say the evening before. Cute! ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 1950's, Fifties, NBC, Jack Barry, Juvenile Jury
An episode of the popular classic educational series "Mr. Wizard" in this case about electricity. Far more entertaining than "Flavor of Love". Nice Retro TV! This show was aimed at children. ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, Education, Educational, Teaching, Teacher, Science, Electric, Electricity,...
STAND BY FOR CRIME This show, from the early 1950s, is a good example of the true story style of delivery made popular in radio's classic crime shows Gangbusters and Mr. District Attorney. Of course, the best and most popular of the true crime shows was Dragnet -- the monotone, "just the facts" style demanded by Jack Webb in the show made two points at once: first, that the show wasn't a typical melodramatic crime show, as had been on radio since "the good old days", and... ( 5 reviews ) Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Set, Stand By for Crime, OTRR - 2006-07
Surviving record of 1930's German "Live" television. Preserved with an amateur camera by Horst Hewel. Regular broadcasting in Germany began March 22, 1935 and even by the end of the decade there were no more than just a few hundred sets around. ( 8 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Live TV, 1930's, Germany
Legendary "shock" driving safety film featuring numerous scenes of mutilated cars and injured/dead people and a voiceover lacking in compassion. Produced in cooperation with the Ohio State Highway Patrol and shown to millions of young drivers for over 40 years. CONTENT ADVISORY: Many disturbing scenes of violent deaths and accident scenes; cries of crash victims on soundtrack. ( 11 reviews ) Topics: Safety: Automotive, Ohio, Police
Episode 'The miraculous serum' of series "Tales of tomorrow", originally aired June 20, 1952 (Season 1, Episode 38). Featuring: Richard Derr, Louis Hector, Peggy Allison and Lola Albright. Directed by: Don Medford. Original commercials by "Kreisler". ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Live TV, 1950's, Fifties, Kinescope, ABC, Tales of Tomorrow
Episode "Murder, PH.D." of the classic 50's TV series "Rocky King, Detective", which ran on the DuMont Television Network from 1950 to 1955. The series was broadcast live, and it's believed most episodes of the show are lost. The show got decent ratings and generally good reviews, and is among the better DuMont Network programs. ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 50's Television, DuMont Television Network, Live Television, Early TV
The Great Sadini finds a young man passed out from hunger on the carnival grounds and takes him inside to his trailer. The boy, Hugo, proves to be simple. His first thought on waking is that he is dead and that Sadini and his wife are the devil and an angel. He's nearly right -- but he has the roles reversed. Sadini's compassion prompts him to take the kid under his wing and teach him about magic. From Imdb This Is one of the two PD Alfred Hitchcock Presents episodes ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Alfred Hitchcock Presents, hitchcock, mystery, classic Tv
Sergeant Friday investigates the destruction of a movie theater by a gang a teenagers! The cops find a small box containing marijuana and put two-and-two togetherâ¦the reefer is making the kids go wild! Turns out that teenage Johnny is pushing weed, yellow jackets, goof balls and "H." His friend tells the policeâbut it's too late...Johnny takes a hot shot and ODs! ( 22 reviews ) Topics: dragnet, drugs, classic television, film noir, crime Source: 16mm sydication print
The following concise, informative description was taken from http://en.wikipedia.org: Flip the Frog was Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's first sound cartoon. It is about a happy-go-lucky, needy frog, named Flip the Frog. This cartoon was created by Ub Iwerks in 1930. He had drawn a frog and his girlfriend in "Night'", one of the last Silly Symphonies short films he drew while working for Walt Disney. After leaving Disney, Ub Iwerks began the Flip cartoon series with the help of Pat Powers. The... ( 19 reviews ) Topics: ANIMATION, CARTOON, FLIP, FROG, IWERKS
Rare 1949 episode of the TV series "Captain Video and His Video Rangers". The show is about a "Space Captain" and his "Video Ranger" who must the galaxy from the evil Dr. Pauli. . The show was live, which would explain the missed cues. Most episodes are presumed lost. The series was never liked by TV critics, though proved popular with children. Later seasons had improved writing. However, as corny as the show was, it did prove influential on later series.... ( 15 reviews ) Topics: Captain Video, Captain Video and His Video Rangers, Camp, Low Budget, Live TV, Classic TV, DuMont...
Anti-pornography film produced by financier Charles Keating, linking pornography to the Communist conspiracy and the decline of Western civilization. ( 43 reviews ) Topics: Culture wars, Sexualities, Pornography
Measures how a society ranks on a spectrum stretching from democracy to despotism. Explains how societies and nations can be measured by the degree that power is concentrated and respect for the individual is restricted. Where does your community, state and nation stand on these scales? The companion Encyclopedia Britannica Film "Democracy" can be found here. ( 58 reviews ) Topic: Political science